Saturday, October 07, 2017

SitcomsOnline Digest: Futurama Headed to Syfy; More American Dad to Arrive on DVD

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! We're fully into the fall TV season, and we're already hearing about what is in development for next season. Additionally, we have news of an animated series that will soon be airing on Syfy. Let's get going!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB
  • Futurama had a rocky run when it aired on Fox, but it has thrived on cable since then, and now it will join the Syfy lineup next month in a non-exclusive deal. (AV Club)
  • Mindy Kaling is already ready to move on to her next project after The Mindy Project, and this time, she is hoping to return home to NBC with a single-camera comedy called Champions. (Deadline)
  • CBS All Access is developing their first sitcom, No Activity, which will star Tim Meadows. (Hollywood Reporter)
  • ABC is developing a sitcom that is based upon the life (and starring) Trae Crowder, who is known for his persona as the "Liberal Redneck." (Deadline
  • It's never easy when a cast member leaves a series, but the Nickelodeon series Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn, a comedy about a set of quadruplets, will either need to be canceled or they'll have to "Chuck Cunningham" Dicky, as Mace Coronel has chosen to leave the series. (TVLine)
  • We assume Donald Trump will be getting up an hour earlier everyday soon, as Fox & Friends (his favorite TV show) will be expanded to an additional hour at 4 AM. (Hollywood Reporter)
  • GSN will pay tribute to the late Monty Hall, host of Let's Make a Deal, in a marathon tomorrow. (SitcomsOnline

HOME MEDIA HIGHLIGHTS

TUESDAY (OCTOBER 10) HOME MEDIA RELEASES
Dynasty - The Complete Series

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Who to Follow: Grant Show (Twitter), "Actor. Producer. Father. Grandfather. Animal lover."
Claim to Fame: We're continuing our "stars of the new shows" theme this week, and this week, we're looking at the star of Dynasty. No, not John Forsythe, who played Blake Carrington on the original ABC series (he is no longer alive even), but Grant Show, who'll play that role on the new one that begins on The CW this week. He isn't at all new to the soap genre, as he previously had a regular role on the ABC daytime soap opera Ryan's Hope and also starred in primetime soap operas including Melrose Place, Point Pleasant, and Devious Maids. He even briefly had a sitcom role, on Accidentally on Purpose, but that series didn't go over so well. Early reviews for this series have been mixed, but we're somewhat hopeful that this could be a successful reboot worth watching given some time, especially when it is able to begin carving it's own path and storylines that deviate from the original and are more fitting in the modern era.
Pick of the Tweets: "Hey guys! So sorry about the demise of Devious Maids. It was a lot of fun and I loved reading you comments." (October 8, 2016)


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Tuesday, November 13

The Conners - "The Separation of Church and Dan" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When Geena learns that D.J. hasn’t been taking Mary to church while she’s been away, she insists they go as a family to uphold her traditional values. To make matters worse, Mary refuses to attend without her cousins Harris and Mark, leaving D.J. in the last situation he wants to be in – at the mercy of Darlene. Meanwhile, Mark’s attempt to conduct an unbiased survey on the upcoming election for his school project goes south when Jackie volunteers to help.

The Kids Are Alright - "Peggy's Day Out" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
To hide a mess Eddie made, his girlfriend, Wendi, tries to distract Peggy by insisting she take a day off with a fun day out while they take care of the housework. To everyone’s surprise, Peggy accepts the offer and requests Wendi tag along, with the ulterior motive of teaching her a lesson. Meanwhile, Eddie enlists the help of his brothers to clean up and keep Mike out of the house while Wendi and Peggy are out. Elsewhere, Pat introduces Timmy to his secret dog.

black-ish - "Purple Rain" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
The family is shocked to learn that Jack and Diane are not familiar with the iconic music of Prince. One by one, each member of the family works to explain Prince’s tremendous impact on their lives through his music.

Splitting Up Together - "War of the Wagners" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Lena and Martin’s escalating battle for control of the house is put on hold when Milo announces he wants to go to a school for the gifted – to which they think he will not be accepted. Meanwhile, they both meet a contractor for the house, Vlad, but Lena undermines him and scares Vlad away. Things get uglier between Lena and Oliver after she introduces a new member to the family as payback for all the back-and-forth about the house. Elsewhere, Lena and Martin give conflicting advice to Mason on how to deal with his recent breakup.

The Guest Book - "Two Steps Forward, One Step Back" (TBS, 10:30PM ET/PT)
Mike and his family hate spending every summer in a subpar vacation home far from the beach; in order to afford paying a booking fee for their dream house, the Barefeet Retreat, Mike pulls double shifts and ends up paying more than he bargained for.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of November 12)

Tuesday, November 13

  • Jason Mantzoukas (The League) - Catch Jason on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Jenifer Lewis (black-ish/The PJs) - Jenifer appears on Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Trevor Noah at 11pm.
  • Taran Killam (Single Parents) - Taran visits E!'s Busy Tonight at 10pm.
  • Paul Shaffer (A Year at the Top) - Paul stops by The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • The Cast of The Conners - Michael Fishman, John Goodman, Lecy Goranson, Laurie Metcalf and Maya Lynne Robinson are guests on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Jamie Foxx (The Jamie Foxx Show) - Jamie previews the film Robin Hood on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Tig Notaro (One Mississippi) - Tig appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Tatyana Ali (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air/Love That Girl!) - Tatyana talks about her upcoming two Holiday movies for Lifetime and Hallmark on E!'s Daily Pop at 12pm.
  • Damon Wayans Jr. (Happy Together/Happy Endings/New Girl) - Damon is a guest on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Bryan Cranston (Malcolm in the Middle) - Bryan talks about The Upside Down and Network on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
  • Ashley Tisdale (The Suite Life of Zack & Cody/Clipped) - Ashley appears on the BUILD Series at 4pm.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (October/November)

The Beverly Hillbillies - The Official Fifth Season The Love Boat - Season Four - Volume One Saved by the Bell - The Complete Collection Alice - The Complete Eighth Season Step by Step - The Complete Third Season

10/02 - The Beverly Hillbillies - The Official Fifth Season
10/02 - Bob's Burgers - The Complete 6th Season
10/02 - Bob's Burgers - The Complete 7th Season
10/02 - Bob's Burgers - The Complete 8th Season
10/02 - Ghosted - The Complete First Season
10/02 - The Love Boat - Season Four - Volume One / Volume Two
10/02 - Police Squad! - TV and Movie Collection
10/02 - Saved by the Bell - The Complete Collection
10/16 - Community - The Complete Series (Mill Creek)
10/23 - Alice - The Complete Eighth Season
10/24 - The Odd Couple (2015) - Season Two
10/24 - The Odd Couple (2015) - Season Three
10/31 - The Bad News Bears - The Complete Series - All 26 Episodes
11/01 - Episodes - Season 5
11/05 - Robin Williams - Comic Genius (includes Mork & Mindy)
11/06 - American Dad! - Volume 13
11/20 - Step by Step - The Complete Third Season
11/27 - What I Like About You - The Complete Third Season
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